Continuing Education: An Alternate Route To Post-Secondary Learning by jasonw93


Continuing Education options are facilitated either through online classes, print-based courses or part-time on-campus classes.

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									   Continuing Education: An Alternate Route To Post-
                 Secondary Learning

Continuing Education is an ideal way for professionals with hectic schedules to
upgrade their learning, for busy moms who can't get away from their home
base to obtain a new skill set, for mature students who have been away from
the education system but wish to obtain a post-secondary credential to make it
happen and for anyone whose life may not allow them to study full-time to
obtain an education. That's because this post-secondary option sees students
studying in a variety of alternate ways.

For example, one popular Continuing Education option at Toronto's Centennial
College - which sees nearly 22,000 students each year in over a hundred
programs that feature more than twelve hundred courses and a very high
degree of learner satisfaction — is online Distance Learning. Ideal for
independent learners, all courses are facilitated online through a virtual
classroom that students can access 24-hours a day. Industry-experienced
instructors who use communication tools such as discussion boards and forums
to create a classroom feel lead the courses. Students also interact with peers
via email and partake in digital assignments. Among the programs at can be
completed through this Continuing Education option are: Education Assistant,
Business Writing, Medical Transcriptionist, Quality Assurance, Ophthalmic
Medical Personnel and more.

A similar option to online Distance Learning is the Continuing Education
School's Print-Based courses. Again, learners who are comfortable studying on
their own will benefit from having course materials mailed to them to be
completed in a specified amount of time. A facilitator is assigned to each
student to assist him or her with his or her assignments. Then, once a student
has completed all of his or her course work, final exams are completed on-

The most traditional Continuing Education option is to attend classes on a part-
time basis at one of Centennial College's four locations. Through this Continuing
Education option, students can complete Motorcycle Rider Training, Business,
Engineering Technology, Computers and Information Technology, Early

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email:                                   Page 1
Childhood Education, Food Service Worker, Media and Design, Part-time Health
Studies, Retirement Communities Management/Long Term Care Management,
Transportation, and more programs. All Continuing Education instructors take
into account the mature students they are teaching and offer flexible, learner-
centered teaching methodologies; provide practical hands-on knowledge to
place relevant theory into context and perspective; recognize and respect both
the level of maturity and work experience of students; and provide effective
instructor to student ratio and an optimal classroom size enabling competent
peer interaction.

The Continuing Education programs all have unique prerequisites and it's
best to check each individual program's page to ensure that students have the
necessary requirements to apply. It should also be noted that within certain
programs there might be qualification requirements and costs for external
accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions. These are set by the
granting bodies and not by Centennial College or its School of Continuing
Education. In order to qualify for any of those external accreditations,
designations, certification or recognition, students and graduates will need to
follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the
websites and materials of those external bodies.

                                                                           Author: Jason White

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Centennial College – Canadian College, Colleges in Toronto

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email:                                   Page 2

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